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Make Your Own Chat Stickers! A Character Design and Vector Coloring Exercise

Mimi Chao, story + illustration |

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11 Videos (60m)
    • Hello! Class Intro

    • Getting Started: Your Project

    • Getting Started: Stickers 101

    • Step 1: Inspiration Research!

    • Step 2: Brainstorm Ideas

    • Step 3: Character Creation Sketching

    • Step 4: Expression Expansion

    • Step 5: Digitize! Pt. 1- Tips

    • Step 5: Digitize! Pt. 2- My Process

    • Step 6: Export + Test :)

    • That's it! Final Thoughts


About This Class

Learn how you can make your very own chat stickers! In this class, you will:

  • Have a fun creative exercise in character design and expressive communication
  • Learn the basics of vector coloring in Adobe Illustrator
  • Understand what makes for a great sticker vs. an OK sticker— they're not all created equal!
  • Create a set of stickers you can send to friends & family :) 

Besides being an avid sticker user, I made a sticker set that reached the Top 25 Paid Stickers Chart in iMessage. Now I want to share my process with you! I guide you through every step from brainstorming to finished graphic. I'll share all my tips on what makes for a great chat sticker :)

You'll need (1) a digital graphics program such as Adobe Illustrator to digitize your stickers, and (2) a smartphone to test and use your stickers. That's it!


This is the first course in my Digital Sticker Series :) Next I'll be showing you how you can make your sticker set available on open platforms such as iMessage and LINE app. To see how that looks, check out my stickers on the iMessage App Store here or on the LINE sticker market here

PS- Not sure what stickers are? Check out my Stickers 101 blogpost here (there's also an optional lesson on it if you enroll in the class)!

If you enjoy this class, please feel free to check out my other Skillshare class on Drawing on Photography :)

102 of 102 students recommendSee All

I love you class. Thank you very much
Absolutely helpful class!
Cristina Marcos Martín

Designer and physics

Great well paced and set out class thankyou.





Mimi Chao

story + illustration |